NICK EICHER, HOST: The island of Key West off the southern coast of
Florida is known for its sunsets, its beaches and its love of a local
marine mollusk--the conch.
Every March, people from all over descend on the island for the annual Key West Conch-Shell Blowing Contest.
Players of all ages buzz and blow through the cut off end of the conch. As you’ve heard so far, it’s pretty much just a primitive trumpet.
Some just make a single toned sound while others learn to play a little more—like this year’s winner.
Brian Cardis of Macon, Georgia “conked” the beginning of the Jimmy Buffett song titled “Fins.”
I think year’s grammy award winner is safe.
BROWN: He’s not doing Jimmy Buffett any favors.
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